Mackie this week announced a complete redesign of its bestselling line of ultra-affordable powered studio monitors – the MRmk3 Powered Studio Monitors. A product of Mackie’s intensive music-centric voicing process, MRmk3 monitors are acoustically optimized at all stages to enhance the mixing, monitoring and multimedia experience in any home or project studio.
Mackie MRmk3 Series
The updated monitor line not only fully replaces the previous generation of monitors with the MR5mk3 and MR8mk3, but expands the range with the 6.5” MR6mk3 full-range monitor and MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer.
“Our design philosophy and process are centered on the idea that music is all that matters,” commented Matt Redmon, Mackie Product Manager. “To that end, MRmk3 studio monitors are designed to enhance your sonic experience at every level.”
A newly-designed minimum-diffraction waveguide not only provides seamless transition from highs to lows, but also creates a wider sweet spot and an open feel that better connects the user to the music. The power amplifiers and transducers are also custom-matched for increased performance. All MRmk3 cabinets are rear ported, providing added punch and bass extension and packed with acoustic absorption material for the tight sound you expect from a professional studio monitor. A range of I/O options deliver the connection types needed for easy studio integration. There are even customizable acoustic controls to get the exact sound needed for the space. The low frequencies can be boosted by up to 4dB and the highs can be both cut and boosted depending on the user’s needs.
“All studio spaces are different and having precision control over the sound is critical,” added Redmon. “With MRmk3, you get the control you need to dial in exactly the sound you want. The MRmk3 Series is perfect for anybody ready to take their mixes to the next level.”
The MRmk3 Series also includes the powerful, MR10Smk3 Powered Subwoofer, providing the powerful, deep low end needed for genres like hip-hop and EDM. The low-profile enclosure is rear-ported to provide smooth, even bass and features vibration-absorbing rubber feet to minimize unwanted resonances. Optimizing features include an adjustable crossover to dial in the right amount of low end for the application plus a polarity switch to make sure the mix is always in phase. Adding an MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer to an MRmk3 system not only delivers the added bass modern music demands, it is perfectly matched to MRmk3 studio monitors to enrich a full range mix.
The new Mackie MRmk3 Series Powered Studio Monitors will be available beginning August, 2013.